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Dual-Monitor Desktop Trend Creating Greater Organizational Efficiency and Productivity

    Online News published in DMReview.com
December 20, 2005

With IT spending on the rise again, businesses looking for the best return on their IT investment needn't look any further than the screen in front of them. With the average price of a 19-inch LCD now below $500 and display bezel widths approaching the thickness of a pencil, the idea of creating twice the amount of available screen space to employees is more approachable than ever.

However, few IT managers will outfit an office environment with dual monitors simply because they can. Return on investment, as with any IT expenditure, must drive the decision.

Software Spectrum began seeing results almost immediately. Software Spectrum's customer care reps could now view several application windows simultaneously, minimizing the amount of scrolling, navigating and printing they had to do in order to access and view the information pertinent to the customer file they were working with.

A dual-monitor arrangement can provide benefits beyond increased efficiency and productivity.

Forbes.com, an internationally acclaimed business Web site, noticed a 50 percent reduction in its editorial production times after deploying dual monitors on the desks of their copy editors.
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